High School (U.S. Lacrosse Level 2) Training sessions are held for prospective adult referees prior to the start of each lacrosse season in January and February. Completion of this training qualifies the trainee to officiate both High School and Youth boys games. High school students and others interested in only officiating boys youth games should visit the Youth Training page.
Note: High School level officials must be at least 18 years old and have graduated high school. Registration with US Lacrosse as an adult member is recommended by GLOA, but not required. Membership information is available at the US Lacrosse website.
High School Official Training Requirements:
In order to become a member in good standing of the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association, members must complete the following training requirements:
- Classroom training – See training schedule or the GLOA Calendar for more information.
- Complete the rules test with a passing score of 70.
- Participate in one pre-season scrimmage in the month of February.
- Payment of GHSA Dues
- A $30 fee is collected from all returning officials prior to the start of the season for GHSA Dues and a GLOA Patch. Brand new first year officials will pay a $50 fee which includes training materials. These mandatory fees apply even if you officiate other GHSA sports. Please bring your checkbook to your initial training session.
- GLOA annual dues are taken out of the game fees each official earns at the end of the season.
- In-season Training
Completion of the above five items allows officials to become eligible for post season/play-off assignments. GLOA acknowledges game conflicts and will credit officials for attendance when conflicts occur. GLOA officials in good standing with the association receive preference in regular season game assignments.